Backup & restore: Nokia Lumia 521

Learn how to back up apps, contacts, photos, and data on the Nokia Lumia 521. Find out more on this page:

 

 

 

 

Back up data

Set up backup options

To set up your live account and back up options, follow these steps:

  1. From the Start screen, swipe left.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap email+accounts.
  4. Tap add an account.
  5. Tap Microsoft account.
  6. Enter your email address and password.
  7. Tap next.
  8. If desired, change the content sync setting.
  9. Tap sign in.

 

 

Back up data

To back up phone settings, text messages, photos, apps

  1. From the Start screen, swipe left.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Backup.
  4. Choose App list &settings, text messages, photos and turn on or confirm turned on.

 

 

Back up media & pictures

Using Skydrive on device

To send a picture to the SkyDrive album, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, touch the screen and slide left.
  2. Scroll to and tap Photos.
  3. Navigate to and select the image you want to send.
  4. Tap the More (...) icon.
  5. Tap save to SkyDrive.
  6. If desired, enter a caption or tap add tag and then follow the prompts to add a tag.
  7. Tap the Send icon.


Using computer - PC

To copy files to your PC, follow these steps:

 

  1. Connect USB cable to the phone, then to a computer.
  2. On the computer, click the Open device to view files using Windows Explorer folder or else navigate to and open the phone’s disk drive and navigate to the desired folder.
  3. Navigate to the desired files on your device.
  4. Drag and drop the files into the desired computer folder.
  5. When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

 

 

Restore data

Restore data

After completing a master reset or replacing your device, you will be prompted during setup to restore from last date of use. Your device will then take a moment to restore settings, text, photos, contacts, and calendar items.